| Event type

Mano, Doubles, Men

Date14 – 25 October 1968
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationCentro Deportivo Asturiano, Ciudad de México
Participants12 from 3 countries

In the mano event of basque pelota, the ball is played with the bare hand. The three teams played a double round-robin, but the composition of the doubles teams was allowed to change, meaning a total of four players was active in each squad. The Spanish quartet won all of their matches with some ease (25-15 was the closest contest), but France and Mexico were evenly matched, each winning one of their matches. This meant a tie-breaker had to be played, which the French won quite handsomely, 25-6. The French team featured Michel Etchegoin, the reigning world champion in the mano doubles on the trinquete, a different kind of court from the one used at the Olympics.

Domingo SacristánBernardo IruzubietaFlorentino R. EsquisabelAntonio Basabe
Joseph ArbillageJean-Baptiste MinondoMichel EtchegoinPierre Lissar
Ismael HernándezRaymundo TovarVíctor RiveroRosendo Izquierdo

Double Round Robin (14 – 25 October 1968)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCWinsTiesLossesPointsPoints ForPA

Match #1 Michel Etchegoin / Pierre LissarFRA 25 – 19Ismael Hernández / Raymundo TovarMEX
Match #2 Domingo Sacristán / Bernardo IruzubietaESP 25 – 15Joseph Arbillage / Jean BaptisteFRA
Match #3 Domingo Sacristán / Antonio BasabeESP 25 – 14Víctor Rivero / Rosendo IzquierdoMEX
Match #4 Florentino R. Esquisabel / Bernardo IruzubietaESP 25 – 13Michel Etchegoin / Jean-Baptiste MinondoFRA
Match #5 Ismael Hernández / Raymundo TovarMEX 25 – 24Pierre Lissar / Michel EtchegoinFRA
Match #6 Florentino R. Esquisabel / Antonio BasabeESP 25 – 12Víctor Rivero / Rosendo IzquierdoMEX
Match for 2/3 Joseph Arbillage / Jean-Baptiste MinondoFRA 25 – 6Ismael Hernández / Raymundo TovarMEX